Ms. Ashley is a Fairbanks community graduate having attended three of the local high schools as well as graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. She began her college career working towards a degree in business administration while teaching swimming lessons at The Alaska Club when she landed herself an early career working in the world of real estate as a REALTOR, licensed assistant, and eventually executive assistant at the Greater Fairbanks Board of REALTORS. In the meantime, her passion for the kids she was teaching during swimming lessons in her spare time led her towards a degree change, and ultimately a career change when she began to pursue the world of education. Her interests narrowed as she fell in love with special education and ultimately early childhood education. Outside of the classroom, Ms. Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and their two kids enjoying all that Alaska has to offer in the great outdoors.